GABBEH Rugs – Timeless Simplicity (Traditional, Tribal)

Woven for centuries Gabbeh are tribal rugs woven in the south central Zagros mountain range and their plains.All are one-of-a-kind works of textile art that can stand up to heavy traffic due to their thickness and durability.

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In Farsi (the language of Persia), the word Gabbeh means something raw or natural, uncut or “in the rough”. Gabbeh are the world’s best-known coarsely woven Iranian tribal rugs.
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Traditionally, the knotting and weaving of nomadic carpets are a woman’s domain and area of expertise.
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True nomadic rugs such as the Gabbeh are almost exclusively knotted for personal use, and often the woman’s spirit and natural artisanship are quite apparent in these personal interpretations of their life in art.
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Another characteristic of Gabbeh rugs is a very thick pile, woven in a relatively low knot density. Designs are typically geometric and symbolic in shape and style. Gabbeh weavers may be telling a story, depicting a landscape or scene, or even conveying an emotion.

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 We invite you to view these and many other Gabbeh rugs at any one of our conveniently located showrooms in Portland, Oregon; Los Angeles, CA and Las Vegas, NV.

 

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Special thanks to Gabbeh.com for the above information. Reference: Wikepedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabbeh

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